for native irb experience on osxFri, Sep 24, 2010
By default ruby is installed with libedit library on OSX. This is really annoying especially with
IRB, as default bash bindings (ie
^R for reverse history search) do not work. There’s workaround to enable history search, but now it’s event easier just to install ruby with readline enabled (RVM installation assumed), just run:
bash < <(curl http://github.com/gmarik/dotfiles/raw/master/bin/osx/rvm-install-ruby-readline)
see source for more details.